There are a lot of ways to reduce energy wastage in your home. Weather stripping, caulking, and insulation are all great ways to keep cold air out, and warm in the house. If you have a well insulated home, you can see a huge difference in your monthly utility bills. If you notice that your monthly energy bills are higher than normal, you might want to have an energy savings audit performed. There are a few professionals that can perform this energy audit, but I usually rely on a trusted heating and air conditioning professional. The biggest use of energy in the home is the heating and air conditioning equipment. The average homeowner spends 60 or 70% of their energy bill on the heating or air-conditioning equipment alone. When these bills start to rise over time, the impact on your wallet and budget can be very severe. My wife and I had an energy savings audit performed by the trusted heating and air conditioning service professional. Our biggest problem was the ductwork. My wife and I were living in an aged home. The ductwork was 35 years old, with the normal wear and tear of 35 year old ductwork. My wife and I fixed some duct work problems and sealed many of the problematic areas. After 6 months, we have had an average Energy savings of 15%. We didn’t pay much money for the Energy savings audit, and the difference is very noticeable. The ductwork repairs were Hefty, but we are going to recoup those losses in less than one year.